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Spain in semifinals after win

Spain reached the semifinals for only the second time in history after another brilliant goal by former Valencia striker David Villa.

Paraguay as expected, played a an extremely defensive game that relied on counterattacking and Spain didn’t break the deadlock in the scoreboard until the 83rd minute with brilliant play by Iniesta, Pedro and Villa.

Villa is now the tournament’s top scorer, with 5 goals in as many games.

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Larisa Riquelme will be cheering on Paraguay today

The best thing about the Paraguay vs Japan match today?

That we’ll get to see more Larisa Riquelme pictures soon enough 😛

Round of 16 Matchups

Most of the Round of 16 matchups are now set, only two more remain and they will be decided tomorrow.

26 June: Uruguay vs South Korea
26 June: USA vs Ghana
27 June: Germany vs England
27 June: Argentina vs Mexico
28 June: Holland vs Slovakia
28 June: Brazil vs ….
29 June: Paraguay vs Japan
29 June: … vs Portugal

Group F done. Paraguay and Slovakia advance.

Shock of the tournament.

The defending champions go home in the 1st stage, leaving dead last in the group table. A shock loss to Slovakia with horrible keeping by Marchetii and poor passing by De Rossi the keys to the loss.

Paraguay vs New Zealand wasn’t much to remember. Bore 0-0 draw that sees a surprising kiwi side go undefeated, something they never expected I’m sure. But that will be overshadowed by the Italian elimination.

Final standings:

Paraguay brush off Slovakia

A poor, very poor Slovakia side was dominated by Paraguay today in the Group F match.

Paraguay won 2-0 but the match was heavily tilted in favor of the South Americans. Slovakia never were a threat to score and hardly took a shot on goal. The Europeans will clearly be going home with Paraguay set to advance to the next round, and Italy will probably accompany them you’d assume.

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